Day 29 – Gratitude

“If you count all your assets, you always show a profit.” Robert Quillen Hi Terri,
Whew! After a month of crazy travel to speak at ten differences conferences in September, I’m enjoying a week at home before it all starts up again. It’s nice to sleep in my own bed – and my cat, Tinkerbell, is quite happy that I’m home. Simba, our other cat, seems to be okay either way.

Whether I’m speaking about business topics like employee engagement/retention/recognition or covering the generations in the workplace, my programs all have a foundation of gratitude and appreciation. Why? Because unless you can see the good for yourself in your own life – it’s hard to find it in the workplace.

When you can see the benefits of thankfulness for your family, significant others, and everyone else in your personal life, it’s easier to see the good in your bosses, clients, and colleagues in the workplace. It works.

And when employees feel appreciated by their managers, colleagues, and clients, they are more productive, profitable, and a lot nicer to be around. Gratitude and appreciation are NOT soft skills, they are life skills – and we all need them.  

Who can you show a little extra appreciation for today?

Have fun,
Lisa